Indiana Teacher License Renewal and Professionalization
The state of Indiana requires that educators seeking license renewal complete six (6) semester hours of coursework from an accredited institution OR obtain 90 Professional Growth Points. If you are renewing your license using only coursework, have completed at least three (3) semester hours through Indiana Wesleyan University since the date that the license needing renewed was issued, and wish to have IWU's Licensing Department assist in the process, please feel free to download the following license processing information.
The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) has implemented the License Verification and Information System (LVIS), a user-friendly license processing system that makes the renewal process quick and efficient. For more information on this system, please visit the IDOE website at http://www.doe.in.gov/student-services/licensing/professionalizing-license.
A Standard/Provisional educator license is valid for a period of five (5) years from the date of issue. Upon expiration, it may be renewed for a five-year period, provided that the renewal requirements (i.e., six (6) semester hours of coursework or 90 Professional Growth Points) are completed between the issue date on the license and the time that it is renewed.
The requirements for professionalizing a teaching license are as follows:
- The applicant must hold a master's degree.
- The applicant must submit proof of having completed two (2) years of teaching experience (subsequent to the issuance of the license) in accredited schools.
- The applicant must have held a Standard/Provisional/Proficient Practitioner's license for a period of no less than five (5) years.
Note: Applicants wishing to professionalize Administrative or School Services licenses will need to visit the Indiana Department of Education website at http://www.doe.in.gov/educatorlicensing/converting.html for more information on requirements to professionalize these license types.
Beginning July 1, 2012, applicants applying for ANY license action (including renewal and professionalization) will be required to show proof of current active CPR/Heimlich Maneuver/AED certification at the time of application. For more information, please visit the DOE website at http://www.doe.in.gov/student-services/licensing/cpr-heimlich-maneuver-aed-certification.
INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY'S MASTER OF EDUCATION DEGREE PROGRAM
IWU's Master of Education degree program is approved by the Indiana Department of Education and is offered in both onsite and online modes. Obtaining your M.Ed. degree will assist you in the area of salary advancement as well as the professionalizing of your Indiana State Teaching License.